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Just listen to these. Just do it! [single reviews]

Paper Tongues - "Just Do It" (featured photo by Brad Moore): Truly, one of the best "one and done" LP's of the 2010s came from Paper Tongues, who released an album chock full of genre-fused bangers. They faded away almost as quickly as they exploded onto the scene, but they ain't done yet. Now, the ...

Rich People – Harmony

When Rich People dropped "No Age", I remember intently playing it on repeat - so much that I surpassed 70 plays within a few days. It was clear the band was taking on a new direction - poppier, certainly, but to much acclaim. It was triumphant, a pleasant move for a band that relies a fair bit on ...

Glass Animals beckons us to their very own ‘Dreamland’

At first glance, it seems the new release by Glass Animals is heavily influeced by vaporwave. The album art and several interludes on the tracklist with "home movie" incorporated into the titles are a dead giveaway. The title track kicks off the album with a dreamy vaporwave soundscape, ditching the ...

Damn the Witch Siren - 'White Magic'

Celebrate Bandcamp Friday With Columbus Artists

When the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic first began to sink in back in the distant, alternate universe that we'll call "March," Bandcamp was quick to respond by waiving it's revenue share, which already dwarfs compared to the costs of major streaming platforms, to support artists. This prompted fans ...

get a break from mundane annoyance with these smooth jams [single reviews]

Blend - "Me, Myself & I": This song by Ohio Band to Watch of 2020 Blend emerges with an unassuming start, but revs up into a roaring fusion of sound. There's a lot of influences culminating here, which can be a lot to take in on first listen. That's okay, though. The vocal versatility of J.D. ...

Another Sky - I Slept on the Floor

Another Sky – I Slept on the Floor

Admittedly, when it comes to music reviews, it's easy to be insular. We like familiarity - artists of certain genres, languages, and locales. We like that which is accessible to us. Spotify and similar services only enforce this behavior further by grouping artists in these ways. In short, it's easy to ...

Ketch Harbour Wolves - Avalon

Ketch Harbour Wolves – Avalon

"I will take your word for it if you tell me there was nothing between us." Avalon opens with 808-styled drums, a synthy undercurrent, and roaring baritone vocals. This Toronto-based group wastes no time setting the precedent that their latest offering carries plenty of emotional weight, costumed in ...